I-Spy – a ghost?

Mar 3rd 2015. Forecast windy, cold with the odd showers. Actual, hardly any wind, dry and sunny a lot of the time. For this week Bruce wanted us to try out his ‘I-Spy Wildlife on Waun Las NNR’. This is a fun new way to encourage its visitors to enjoy and appreciate the wildlife on […]

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Two Years on

Feb 24th 2015. It is now two years since John, Jan, Keith and myself started on the first weekly wildlife walk. Now we have about 15 fairly regular volunteers, many of whom are starting to ‘walk’ the Garden and Waun Las on other days of the week. Back then it was difficult to imagine where […]

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Amphibians and Reptiles

Feb 10th 2015. Cloudy, cold and misty. As followers of Iolo Williams’ Great Welsh Parks programmes will have seen, one useful method of discovering what Reptiles and Amphibians there are around is to lay down corrugated tin sheets, or similar pieces of equipment. So as some of the outer sheds of the old Waun Las […]

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Visitors Car Park

Feb 3rd 2015. Another beautifully sunny day, but very cold. Today we were exploring the area in and around the main visitors car park, so some of us walked down and the rest drove there, partly because we didn’t want to get too distracted on the way down! The car park itself is an interesting […]

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Snowdrops

Jan 27th 2015.  When the Garden was first established a number of different varieties of Snowdrops were planted in Spring Woods.  Over the years the labels have been lost or misplaced and Bruce had suggested that it might be a good idea to try to identify the different varieties.  Easier said than done as we […]

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Hair Ice

Jan 13th 2015. At this time of year there is relatively little happening, but with the report of a record number of plants flowering at the start of the year, we thought we might see what we could find. For once it was wet, or rather it was snowy wet, large flakes of snow which […]

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Conserving the Future

16th Dec 2014 As the last walk of the year Bruce suggested that we take a look at the ‘Conserving Our Future zone’, formerly known as the Energy Zone. This is an area where the Garden is developing new display of Welsh plants from four of Wales’ NNRs – Cwm Idwal, Great Orme, Waun Las […]

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Allt Goch

Nov 25th 2014 For once we were indoors – and the weather was still fine! Philip Jones had kindly agreed to give us a talk on Fungi, how to identify them and other tips. For this we gathered in the Aqualab, complete with mugs and a tin of lovely biscuits courtesy of the Carmarthenshire Wildlife […]

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Glastir

Nov 11th – Our rain god kindly arranged to give us a thoroughly wet morning at the most convenient time for us. This enabled us to have a very good morning in the restaurant, pouring over all the Glastir maps and other documents that Bruce had provided. A lot to think about and discuss. Nov […]

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Growing the Future Fungi

Nov 4th 2014: This Tuesday we arrived to find that our rain god had put his/her clock forward instead of back, so it didn’t stop raining until 11.00. This was actually very useful as it enabled Bruce and Rosie to tell us about the 5 year Glas Tir, or Tir Glas project. As Bruce says, […]

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